REINSTATEMENT

PIPE HOME FIRST STEPS STRINGING FRONT END INSPECTION COATING LOWER & LAY TIE-INS & FABS SIDEBOOMS AUGER TUNNELING HD DRILLING TRENCHING & BACKFILL PIPELINERS REINSTATEMENT THE LAST TIE-IN OLD TIMES DEREK's 1966 Have Your Say TOM THOMSON

The pipeline is in the ground, backfilled and done. Now comes the task of restoring the land.

Part of the trenchdigging unearthed a lot of ragstone.

The crusher reduced the stone to useable sizes

Diverted ditches were restored

This is Boot Wood, an Ancient Woodland, awaiting replanting by specialists of all the hornbeams lichens and plants saved when the line came through.

The dozers move in: Noel "Topsoil" Gamble waits the word to go . Also known as "Chainsaw": now that is an interesting story.

The 360 excavators break down the heaps of topsoil into the dozers reach

This was graded and sent to a crusher

The crushed stone was used to relay footpaths and farm roads

And every trace of litter collected

The subsoil is broken up, remember it has been getting compacted by 40 tonne machines for the past few months

The topsoik is carefully spread back

New fences and gates go in on all the crossings, and when the winter comes, new hedging and trees.

Just waiting for a crop ! you can just make out a new stone farm road in the middle ground

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